Tuesdays, through November 2 Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. For families who can’t come to the library during the day. Pajama Storytime offers an evening of stories and fun. Bring your teddy bear or other snuggly friend; pajamas optional. For children ages 3 to 6. Wednesdays, through November 3 Toddler Time—10 to 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Nurture your toddler’s love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop his or her language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and under with a caregiver. Thursday, October 7 Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Polly Bolt will present “Alaskan Culture and Traditions.” Hostesses will be Geri Winegar and Meradel Eberlein. Saturday, October 9 Parkside Walk-A-Thon—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a DJ and lots of food and fun. Everyone is welcome. Flu Shot Clinic—9 a.m. to 12 noon at First Congregational Church of Rockford, 192 East Bridge Street. Flu shots available to 50 people ages 18 and over. Bring medicare insurance card or $30 to cover the cost. There will be five pneumonia vaccines available for $35 or medicare insurance if you are a person over age 60. While at the church you are invited to browse the Books, Bling and Children’s sale in the lower level. Tuesday, October 12 Country Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. Thursday, October 14 Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. Adult Book Discussion—6:45 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. Thursday–Saturday, October 14–16 Howard City Friends Of The Library Used Book Sale—10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. Book donations are needed and appreciated. You can leave donated […]
Rockford Community Events
Time flies and it has been 50 years since these fine young men and women graduated from Rockford High School. They are about to be inducted into the Golden R Club at the next RHS reunion. A few are missing, can you help find them? ROCKFORD CLASS OF 1960—(Row 1) Phillip Bonner, Mary Anne Whittall, Robert Matthews, Hildegard Labell, Charles Plambeck, Gracia Sutliffe, Gerald Wozniak, Carol Isler, Orvil Sullivan, Dave Hutchings, Sally Rabe, Ken Streeter, Caroline Dame, Kenneth Hoekstra; (Row 2) Leona Kroes, James Fowle, Suzanne Whittall, Duane Phillips, Elizabeth Hobart, Ronald VanderMeer, David Stiles, Linda Hoekstra, Louis Ferrand, Carole Holden, Larry Bird, Thelma Pates, Roger Nielsen, Judith Peterson; (Row 3) George Herrington, Carol Drullinger, Jacob Callen, Catherine VanderPan, Todd Fulbright, Bobbie Jo Ellens, Larry Hall, Frances Gedritis, Gerald Schapp, James Elenbaas, Mary Wood, Roger Lesley, Sally Nuyen, Gail Norman; (Row 4) Esther Myers, Clarence Fiekema, Carol Ploeg, Larry Bronsink, Donna Kleyenberg, James Hall, Michael Moyer, Sandra Vis, Herm Fiekema, Ruthanne Charles, Ric Pinder, Karen Krause, Tim DeRegnaucourt, Alice Veenstra; (Row 5) John VanderBrink, Georgia Hartwell, John Norton, Mary DeBruyn, Terry Greer, Mr. Fred Schultz (Advisor), Mr. Edwin J. Kleinert (Superintendent), Mr. Gerald Fox (Principal), Mr. Clinton Linhout (Advisor), Dave Crane, Leta Smith, Dave Dodgson, Patricia DeJager, Gerald Swanson; (Row 6) Michael Kerr, Beverly DeVries, Arlene Teesdale, John Kopp; (Row 7) Janice Boss, David Houseman, Karen Hoover, Clarine VanderPan, Peter Kuzimski, Jerry Finch, Anne Streeter, Harry Sherman, Gloria Dosenberry, William Blickley, Ruth Dines, Charles Gross, Joanne Waid, Ron Beckett; (Row 8) Ron Bagley, Nancy Tyrell, Albert Kozal, Allan Erhart, Sally Cavanaugh, Clayton Maulter, John Falarski, Steve Carlson, John Richards, Linda Langley, Lee Kitson, Dayle Hardie, Larry Elkins, Mary DeGraff; (Row 9) Barbara Giles, Thomas Sonke, Dorothy Garfield, Dawn Liefboer, Thomas Jackson, Mary Barthalamew, James Evans, Nancy Koster, John Campbell, Robert Pettit, Nancy King, William Hansen, Patricia Heath, Richard Livingston. Missing classmates are Jerry Swanson, Jacob Callen, Mary DeGraff, Barbara Guiles, Al Kozal, Roger Leslie, Ken Streeter, John VandenBrink, Clairne VanderPan, and Gerald Wozniak. Do you know where these people are? If so, please call Gloria Bronkema at (616) 874-6597.
Thursday, October 29 Free Seminar—Health is a Choice, Learn how to choose it with Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Ph.D., International Bodyworks Fitness 8830 Belding Rd. Rockford 874-5933 Friday, October 30 3rd Annual Halloween Party—8 p.m. at Rockford American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford, to benefit Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Live music by Clockwork starts at 9 p.m. Win $200 cash and a night at the casino by entering the costume contest. Enjoy a cash bar, food and raffles. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and are available at the Rockford American Legion Lounge (must be at least age 21). For more information, call (616) 745-4896. Saturday, October 31 Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (last market of the year), in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 31–Nov. 1 RSC Annual Sight-In Days—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford Sportsmans Club, 11115 Northland Drive, Rockford (between 13 and 14 Mile roads). There will be 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-yard ranges, pistols, shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders. A donation of $5 per gun is requested. For more information, visit www.RockfordSportsmansClub.com. Monday, November 2 Babytime at the Library—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Enjoy one-on-one bonding time with baby while you enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and play time. For caregivers and babies 0-18 months. For more information, visit www.kdl.org or call (616) 647-3940. Tuesday, November 3 Mended Hearts Meeting—7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, in Room 8815 on the eighth floor. Mended Hearts, a volunteer nonprofit support group affiliated with the American Heart Association, offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395. North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7 to 8:45 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr., Rockford. Join members who are interested in brushing up on public speaking and presentation skills. For directions, call Angela at (616) 560-4726 or visit www.nkctm.org. “Rain Gardens & More” Lecture—6 to 8 p.m. at Kent Conservation District office, 3260 Eagle Park Dr., Grand Rapids. Learn […]